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Mexican government seeks to disarticulate self-defense groups by imprisoning 42 “comunitarios"
Last Thursday, October 26th, an operative of the state police and the Mexican army arrested with violence 49 members federated in the Community Police of Eduardo Neri’s Peoples in the state of Guerrero, an autonomous security initiative that arose on May 15th, 2017, against extortion and kidnappings by drug cartels like Los Guerreros Unidos, Los Rojos & La Familia Michoacana, which have made the region a sheer hell....
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:09PM
Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground'
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
International Labor Solidarity & Against War 2017 KCTU Korea, Doro-Chiba Japan US Germany
International labor solidarity and against war was the focus of this video which includes video of the Korean general strike and the role of the KCT, ILWU actions, Japanese Doro-Chiba and the German GDL Berlin transit unions....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23PM
Tokyo Inter Labor Rally Against Trump/Abe's War On N. Korea, Privatization & Union Busting
Thousands of workers, students and activists protested against militarization of Asia, privatization and union busting in Tokyo on Sunday November 5, 2017. Also delegations came from the Korea Seoul KCTU, Berlin Train Drivers Union members and ILWU and CWA trade unionists from the US. Trump is seeking to militarize Japan including providing it with nuclear weapons to threaten North Korea and China....
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 12:06AM
UNHCR begins its winter assistance programme for displaced Iraqis and refugees
This week, UNHCR Iraq began its winter assistance programme to help vulnerable displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. Altogether, more than 100,000 households will benefit from additional help over the next four months....
Posted: Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:02AM
The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt
This week’s congressional hearings on “extremist content” on the Internet mark a new stage in a McCarthyite witch hunt aimed at creating a political climate in which left-wing organizations and figures are demonized as agents of the Kremlin who are essentially engaged in treasonous activity deserving of criminal prosecution. (Google, Facebook and Twitter are already engaged in censorship.) This drive to destroy freedom of speech must be opposed! It is the spearhead for the dismantling of d...
Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:25AM
Survival instead of Profit
Capital is a powerful machine of commodification. Since the capitalist market economy became autonomous and "separated" from society, capital has only functioned according to its own laws, the impersonal laws of profit and accumulation. The deepest shadow that hangs over us is neither terror, environmental collapse nor global recession. It is the internalized fatalism that holds there is no possible alternative to capital's world order....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:59AM
Support the farmworkers' union in Baja California
Every box of strawberries from the San Quintín Valley sold in US supermarkets represents the blood and sweat of poor, indigenous migrant farmworkers earning "hunger wages" under repressive conditions....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 4:47PM
News and Views: Interview with Tabitha Mustafa about the New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival (audio/mpeg 21.8mb)
The 3rd annual New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival will take place Friday-Sunday November 3-5. We sat down with festival co-organizer Tabitha Mustafa to discuss this year's program....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:06AM
KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11AM
Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent
This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance....
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:19AM
Google escalates blacklisting of left-wing web sites and journalists
In an unprecedented attack on free speech, Google has removed leading left-wing websites and journalists from its popular news aggregation platform, Google News. The changes to Google News mark a new stage in a systematic campaign of censorship and blacklisting that has been underway at least since April, when Ben Gomes, the company’s VP of engineering, said Google was seeking to promote “authoritative” news outlets over “alternative” news sources....
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:52AM
This Week in Palestine, October 13 2017 (audio/mpeg 7.1mb)
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 07, to the 13, 2017....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:34PM
This Week in Palestine, October 6 2017 (audio/mpeg 6.6mb)
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 30, to October 06, 2017....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:25PM
Russian Revolution Centennial 1917-2017
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue (near 66th Street) Oakland, CA 94609...
Event Date: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:30AM
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:56AM
SF Forum "Lessons and Relevance Of The Russian Revolution For Today" With Screening
San Francisco Main Public Library 100 Larkin St. Latino Room Lower Level San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01PM
Dire lack of winter funding puts millions of refugees in Middle East at risk
Dwindling resources could severely jeopardize efforts to provide refugees and displaced persons across the Middle East with essential winter supplies such as thermal blankets and warm clothing, the United Nations refugee agency has warned....
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:15AM
Updates From Puerto Rico: in conversation with Jorge Díaz Ortiz (audio/x-wav 313.3mb)
Puerto Rican artist and organizer Jorge Díaz Ortiz phoned in from San Juan to update WTUL News & Views on the devastation brought to the island by Hurricane Maria and decades of colonialism. Tina Orlandini, Development Coordinator for the community arts and organizing collective AgitArte (of which Jorge is the Artistic Director), keeps us updated on how to plug into relief efforts and show up for Puerto Rico in New Orleans....
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:37PM
Trump Calls for Puerto Rico's Debt to be "Wiped Out"
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out....
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 8:21AM